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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Americans Are Shifting The Rest Of Their Identity To Match Their Politics | FiveThirtyEight

We generally think of a person’s race or religion as being fixed — and that those parts of identity (being black, say, or evangelical Christian) drive political views. Most African-Americans vote Democratic. Most evangelical Christians vote Republican. But New York University political scientist Patrick Egan has written a new paper showing evidence that identity and politics operate in the opposite direction too — people shift the non-political parts of their identity, including ethnicity and religion, to align better with being a Democrat or a Republican.

via fivethirtyeight.com

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Sounds like wishful thinking to me

Posted by: Stu Buchalter | Sep 12, 2018 6:24:32 AM

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